American actor David Carradine has been found dead in a Bangkok, Thailand hotel. Frankenstein the legend was apparently not Frankenstein the indestructible.

Carradine, who was 72, became famous in the auto community as "Frankenstein" from Death Race 2000. Carradine brought a level of class to what would otherwise have been a tasteless movie. Frankly, he made the idea of points for kills palatable if not even enjoyable.


Although we like Jason Statham, Statham was no Carradine in last year's remake of Death Race. Kwai Chang Caine will be missed. (Hat tip to Ian!)